The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week
This week on the Tweet Beat:
Chuck Grassley and Chellie Pingree share their brunch recommendations, Thaddeus McCotter suffers from fan fever when Bono enters the building, Jason Chaffetz gets inexplicably excited about signs and Marcia Fudge exercises her math skills. Worryingly, John Culberson keeps a “Lisa” in his garage, and there are a couple of shoutouts for everyone’s favorite libertarian. Not to forget the cherry “blosoms.”
: Happy to see that the US Mint has introduced the first coin with readable Braille. SenChrisDodd http://tinyurl.com/cljlhs Senator Chris Dodd, Connecticut.
: GOP rejects Obama budget and wants to do it their way. Like the captain of Titanic odering “back up and hit it again!” RepSteveIsrael Representative Steve Israel, New York.
: just finished up a meeting with General Petraeus on Afghanistan; one of the greatest generals of our time. SenJohnMcCain Senator John McCain, Arizona.
: Working with Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana today to help folks who got stuck with toxic drywall in their homes. We expect to file legislation. SenBillNelson Senator Bill Nelson, Florida.
: now has 235 followers on Twitter. This is really taking off! RepBillShuster Representative Bill Shuster, Pennsylvania.
: On way to airport. Very windy. Very. Full day ahead virginiafoxx Representative Virginia Foxx, North Carolina.
: Rules, what a joke. michaelcburgess Representative Michael Burgess, Texas.
:This sund morn I have gone to miami Jewish fed to help raise $ for needy and to deering seafood fest that raises $ for plmto bay cultrl arts IRL Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida.
: Did you turn your lights off for an hour? No big deal in Maine -- we lose power often, but great symbolism and sign of future possibility chelliepingree Representative Chellie Pingree, Maine.
: Next year go to Hudson Lions Club Chicken Supper Best evidence I stood in line 45min for seven$ meal. Very good ChuckGrassley Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa.
: Great fish chowder today at Bond Brook Pancake House in Augusta.... chelliepingree Representative Chellie Pingree, Maine.
: But I will always remember the name of my pediatrician. michaelcburgess Representative Michael Burgess, Texas.
: Use the power that you have. michaelcburgess Representative Michael Burgess, Texas.
: At miami women’s park with founder, roxcy bolton, and pioneer feminists. Started in ‘92 n now we have new pretty gates w/artwork. Grt park! IRL Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida.
: Matt Switzer of cedrFalls while I was at Lions Bfast sat morn. Told me he likes my Twitter ChuckGrassley Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa.
: @clairecmc: How about a friendly wager on tomorrow’s Elite Eight game between my Huskies and your Tigers? SenChrisDodd Senator Chris Dodd, Connecticut.
: Just gave a speech to the International Wood Products association. It was great to speak with a bunch of concerned small businesses. #fb MaryBonoMack Representative Mary Bono Mack, California.
: The Cherry blosoms are nearly into full bloom. WOW, what a beautiful sight to behold! Mother Nature is a great Artist! LeonardBoswell Representative Leonard Boswell, Iowa.
: Bono is incredibly versed in the issues regarding African relief! ThadMcCotter Representative Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan.
: Walking to see Bono. Should I ask for my money back I spent on “Boy”? ThadMcCotter Representative Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan.
: I’m meeting with @paul_hewson aka Bono and other members to discuss Africa, debt relief and Malaria cathymcmorris Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington.
: I’m going to meet Bono in the Leader’s office. I wonder if Boehner knows Bono? Of course Boehner thinks U2 is still just a spy plane. ThadMcCotter Representative Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan.
: It’s Fox News’ Brian Wilson! He’s reporting that Greg Gutfold took on a restraining order on me! C’est la vie! ThadMcCotter Representative Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan.
: Actually my 1st computer in 1985 was a portable KayPro CPM machine that used 5 1/4 floppies; I still have it in the garage alongside my Lisa johnculberson Representative John Culberson, Texas.
: Our dinners with women in the Senate are terrific.Just us. Great conversations about everything from kids, to legislation, to silly stuff. clairecmc Senator Claire McCaskill, Missouri.
: Why has the Obamas made the White House less user friendly. The House has been open to tours til 1pm NOW it closes1030. Why inconvenince? ChuckGrassley Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa.
: I am preparing to crown the Illinois State Society Cherry Blossom Princess. RepShimkus Representative John Shimkus, Illinois.
: Don’t you think President Obama could learn a lot from President Ronald Reagan? DarrellIssa Representative Darrell Issa, California.
: It may be April Fools Day, but the Obama Administration’s unaffordable budget is no joke. The American people demand and deserve better RepPaulBrounMD Representative Paul Broun, Georgia.
: I have 1,437 Twitter Followers. If just half would visit my site, donate I would be well over half way at my goal mlfudge http://marcialfudge.com/ Representative Marcia Fudge, Ohio.
: In Illinois delegation delegation luncheon. RepShimkus Representative John Shimkus, Illinois.
: I speak right after Ron Paul. michaelcburgess Representative Michael Burgess, Texas.
: I like signs. I look at signs. Signs are important. Where would we be without signs? jasoninthehouse Representative Jason Chaffetz, Utah.
: Who would be against signs? Ron Paul? I bet even Ron is in favor of signs, but that is not in the Constitution. jasoninthehouse Representative Jason Chaffetz, Utah.
: Signs for EVERY business!! As your Congressman, I want everyone in America, and throughout the world, to know I support signs!!!! jasoninthehouse Representative Jason Chaffetz, Utah.